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Windows 7: Graphics card PCIe x8 running at x1

30 Jun 2016   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Did you try to run the test on fullscreen though? I was able to do it with my GeForce 210

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02 Jul 2016   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

I`ll ask again, did you run it in full screen render mode ?

Just Ignore the message it gives you about SLI, don`t worry about it.

It will only maximize your cards efforts if you run it in full screen mode.

You will then see it run at 2.0 speed x8, please do as we ask.

And I pulled this tidbit out of 1 of the links I posted for you to read.

There are 1 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of PCIe v2.x, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the Dell GM819's PCIe v2.x.

And please post a manufacturers link to your exact video card. There are soo many versions of a gt 730
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02 Jul 2016   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ah sorry.. yes, I did run the test on full-screen but it made no difference to the PCIe speed. It remained at x1 1.1 for the length I ran the test for. I left it going for a few minutes but it didn't change anything.

Here's the link to the exact model of graphics card I have. It's a PCIe 2.0 card at x8 (see Details tab) and was released in 2014, so it's kind of one of the "latest" graphics cards available.

Linky: EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GT 730 2GB (Low Profile) - 02G-P3-3733-KR
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03 Jul 2016   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

OK so the card is good, now let`s get back to the motherboard, are you absolutely positive you have the card installed in the PCI-Express x16 slot (the long black slot) you said it only has one, and the specs say it has 1 PCI-Express x 16 slot.

In this example of my board it`s a creme colored slot.

The only other suggestion I can make is to go into the bios and make sure the PCI-Express speed setting is correct.

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03 Jul 2016   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Even my 2nd GTX 980 Ti powers down to 1.1 after a few seconds because it`s not using it`s full power state during the render test, it just doesn`t have to :)
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03 Jul 2016   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I am absolutely positive it's in the correct PICe slot. There is only one full size x16 slot on the board, plus two PCI slots and a x1 PCIe small size slot, so definitely in the correct one.

And unfortunately, these Dell BIOSes.. BIOS's... the Dell PCs don't have much in toe way of settings in the BIOS. I've looked and looked but there no options for PCIe speed, only the ability to turn them on or off.
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03 Jul 2016   #17

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yep you either have a defective card or a defective slot.
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03 Jul 2016   #18

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Yes, I can`t come up with any more thoughts on what`s going on, it`s certainly not the E8400, I ran a E8200 and a E8600 and both worked great.

I am out of ideas, and tending to agree with Mike :)
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